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ECX9120

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Judith Tennant

Synopsis

The theory of consumer choice and its relationship to demand, production, costs and supply. Pricing and output decisions of firms in various market structures, including perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly. Efficiency, from the regional perspective, of resource allocation and the problems of externalities, public goods and imperfect information. Contemporary microeconomic policy issues from the regional perspective.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain a rigorous, theoretical and practical grounding in microeconomic principles
  2. consider and understand issues of efficiency in the use of productive resources using this model
  3. critically assess the economic environment to which they will contribute as graduates that will provide the essential basis for more advanced studies in economics
  4. develop skills in the application of economics principles to business and social policy decisions
  5. demonstrate individual summative assessment tasks in the topics covered in this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)